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Monthly Moments: August

It’s time for more scrapbooking inspiration. Today, I am sharing Papertrey Ink’s new Monthly Moments: August stamps, dies, and journal card collection.  All of these new items will be available for purchase on August 15th at 10 pm EST at Papertrey Ink.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My layouts use the Simple Stories SN@P 6×8 pages. I love the bright color combination in this month’s journal card collection,

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

The first page shares Lauren’s daily morning routine and the little things we will like to remember about her at this age.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I thought her colorful “jumper” was a great photo choice for the colorful journal card collection this month.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I LOVE the “hooray” journal card. My all time favorite.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On this page, I begin to document our first summer vacation as a family.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I know handwriting is cool, but until I feel comfortable using it all the time, I love using an antique style typewriter font and my word processing document to print the text on my journal cards.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Monthly Moments: August, Get Lost

Ink: True Black, Hibiscus Burst

Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, Orange Zest, True Black

Dies: Monthly Moments: August, Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook, Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card, Clip Tips

Other: Monthly Moments: August journal cards

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Here is my second spread. It documents some photos from our summer vacation we took last week.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On this page, we have some photos we took in Old San Juan.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Lauren’s sunglasses are still a little too big, but I love how she wears them anyway! I printed a 2×3 photo to mat on a journal card. I love the way the “baseball” circle die in 7th Inning Stretch coordinates with the circle image stamp/text in Monthly Moments: August. It’s just something I stumbled across.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Love this photo of these two. They are my heart.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I used a full image on this page and matted it on hawaiian shores cardstock. I really like how it turned out. I stamped some text on the photo too. I probably should’ve stamped it at an angle to make it look like it was actually a part of the wall in the photo.

Layout by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Monthly Moments: August, Monthly Moments: Travel Plans, Get Lost

Ink: True Black, Hawaiian Shores

Cardstock: White, Hawaiian Shores, HIbiscus Burst

Dies: 7th Inning Stretch

Other: Monthly Moments: August journal cards

For more scrapbooking (and card) inspiration using the Monthly Moments collection and more see the rest of the team’s designs.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Natalie WintersteinAugust 12, 2014 - 8:29 am

Love it! You guys are so cute.

Ruth GAugust 12, 2014 - 9:20 am

Everything looks fabulous! I love how you used the journaling cards to frame your photos! It really makes everything coordinate so well.
Super sweet pictures! Looks like you definitely enjoy your adventures together!

Leigh PennerAugust 12, 2014 - 10:15 am

Gorgeous pages!

Deb HudsonAugust 12, 2014 - 10:16 am

What a beautiful family! I love what you did. Great photos and I love the colors

Susan BeauchaineAugust 12, 2014 - 11:00 am

Gorgeous, she is just GORGEOUS! Mom and Dad aren’t too bad, either!!!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

FeliciaAugust 12, 2014 - 11:01 am

Amazing documenting…I better get started with my little one. She’s 8mo already. TFS, your family looks Beautiful & Blessed. Smooches…

Pat WhitleyAugust 12, 2014 - 11:10 am

Love these photos, love these pages, love this family! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tracey McNeelyAugust 12, 2014 - 11:12 am

Sweet memories Ashley, love your pages! Sweet family too!

keva phippsAugust 12, 2014 - 12:55 pm

This is just a wonderful project. The pages were captivating. I don’t think I have ever spent that much time interested in any scrapbook page. Great photos, journaling, and use of product.

Nancy MAugust 12, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Thank you for sharing a little piece of your life each month, Ashley. Isn’t it amazing how one tiny little person can take over all aspects of your life?

By the way, you chose perfect photos to go with the color theme this month. The pages are fun and your family is gorgeous.

Sarah RAugust 12, 2014 - 4:08 pm

That is a lovely album. The colours and style is fantastic!

Kathie BAugust 12, 2014 - 4:24 pm

I look forwards to seeing your monthly moments contributions each month and watching your little cutie as she grows…

Noreen FAugust 12, 2014 - 4:53 pm

It’s been about a year since I did any scrapbook pages. You (and PTI products) have inspired me!

Kathy KrugAugust 12, 2014 - 7:39 pm

Wonderful scrapbook pages of a really beautiful family.

BevAugust 12, 2014 - 10:32 pm

Your August pages are beautiful – gorgeous family – one precious beautiful baby.
I love what you do with the monthly layout stuff.

Kelli B.August 12, 2014 - 11:32 pm

What a great layout! I love the colors! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Paulette SAugust 13, 2014 - 1:46 am

Ashley, you are just beaming in this monthly moments. I love that pic of M with baby L too. You are all so photogenic and what fun that you can document these special moments with your PTI products. Oh, I wish I had the gumption. LOL

Introducing Keep It Simple: Halloween + Candy Corn Collage + Haunted Borders

Hello there! It’s Day 2 of Papertrey Ink’s August release and today I am showcasing a few new products, including Keep It Simple: Halloween stamp set, Candy Corn Collage die, and Haunted Borders stamps and dies. All of these new items will be available for purchase on August 15th at 10 pm EST at Papertrey Ink.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Here are a few treat bags using the new Candy Corn Collage die.  You can use this die on cards, scrapbook layouts, and treat bags.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I die cut the collage about four times from white, orange zest, and harvest gold cardstocks. I also die cut it using summer sunrise bitty dot patterned paper. Next, I poked out each of the corn die cut pieces and replaced them with alternating colors.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I covered small glassine bags with the die cut. It was a perfect fit!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I paired the die with Keep It Simple: Halloween “trick or treat” sentiments. I also discovered that the Journal Card Borders dies were a perfect match for the Candy Corn Collage die! I love with other dies work together.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Keept It Simple: Halloween

Cardstock: Orange Zest, White, Harvest Gold

Patterned Paper: Summer Sunrise bitty dot

Ink: True Black

Dies: Candy Corn Collage, Journal Card Borders

Other: small glassine bags

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My next design is another treat-inspired project. I used Haunted Borders stamps and die with the new Gable Box die.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I stamped polka dots on the box too.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On the top, I added a little cardstock handle using Haunted Borders.

Supplies

Stamps: Haunted Borders, Polka Dot Basics

Ink: True Black, Orange Zest, Snow

Cardstock: White, Kraft

Dies: Haunted Borders, Gable Box

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Next, I have designed a Halloween card using Haunted Borders and Keep It Simple: Halloween. I added some spider web die cuts as well. To make the scallop border, I used the “link” border from the Haunted Borders die set.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Haunted Borders, Keep It Simple: Halloween

Ink: True Black

Cardstock: Soft Stone, White, Winter Wisteria, Harvest Gold

Dies: Haunted Borders, Spider Web Trio

Patterned Paper: Soft Stone bitty dot

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My last card is a simple design using Keep It Simple: Halloween and Haunted Borders. I used the trendy angled layout for this clean and simple design.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Haunted Borders, Keep It Simple: Halloween

Ink: True Black

Cardstock: White, Simply Chartreuse

Dies: Haunted Borders

That’s all of my projects for the day. Tomorrow, I’ll have more scrapbooking layouts to share! Fore more projects see…

Nichole Heady
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Maile Belles

Pat H.August 11, 2014 - 7:16 am

So, so cute- every one! I especially love the candy bags! Pure genius! Thanks for sharing.

Annette AllenAugust 11, 2014 - 8:33 am

so totally fun.. loving all these treats..

Beverly LausenAugust 11, 2014 - 9:27 am

After all the cute ideas shared of the boxes I really NEED that die. LOL!!! Like the way you did the bags, too

Gina EggAugust 11, 2014 - 9:42 am

Oh, Ashley! You sent me *over the edge* with the candy corn bags!!! I love them!!!!!

Diana KAugust 11, 2014 - 9:53 am

So cute, all of them. It was so shocking to see that you added polka dots to the gable box. Ha! Especially love your spider web card.

Susan BeauchaineAugust 11, 2014 - 10:36 am

FABULOUS projects Ashley!!!
I cannot choose a favorite! They are all amazing!
The only thing missing is sweet Lauren’s face! :)
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Pat WhitleyAugust 11, 2014 - 10:38 am

That treat bag is simply adorable! I just love all things candy corn!

Lisa PetrellaAugust 11, 2014 - 11:15 am

Your treat packages are SO ADORABLE!!! Love them!!! And your Halloween cards turned out super cute too!

Nancy MAugust 11, 2014 - 12:12 pm

You’ve created a great assortment of projects that really show off the products and allow all of us PTI fanatics to see what is included. The candy corn decorated bags are so much fun. I’m loving that idea. You really do use patterned paper so well.

Katy KirwanAugust 11, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Great job! These are so cute! I can’t wait!

Kathy KrugAugust 11, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Fabulous treat bags and card designs.

Deborah RoseAugust 11, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Love those super cute and clever candy corn treat bags!

Kathie BAugust 11, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Great cards and projects, one and all, but my favorite is the wonderful trick or treat bags with the candy corn collage. Just spectacular!

Sarah MartinaAugust 11, 2014 - 5:01 pm

I love the kraft on kraft, Ash! You make me wanna dust off my stamps! ;)

SueAugust 11, 2014 - 5:37 pm

I really like the glassine bags with the candy corn. Super cute idea! Makes me want to make it for all my neighbors as a special treat for Halloween!

Carolee McCaslinAugust 11, 2014 - 6:29 pm

ADORABLE treat bags!!

Kathy HAugust 11, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Really cute projects Ashley!

Kelli B.August 11, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Oh my goodness! These treat bags are super cute! I love the candy corn die! I can’t wait for this release!

Wanda M.August 11, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Oh my! Those treat bags are so cute. Love everything you showcased today. Thanks for the inspiration.

Back to School Back Pack Gift Boxes

The school bell will soon be ringing for many students soon (if not already). So, I’ve prepared some back to school back pack gift boxes that parents, fellow students, teachers, or other education professionals can use. I made a couple of gift boxes – one for a boy and the other for a girl – to hold back to school supplies. But, you can also use these boxes as teacher gifts to hold a gift card or other goodies too. You can find the original post for this project on Crate Paper’s blog here. All details on how to make these boxes are on Crates’s blog!

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Pat WhitleyAugust 9, 2014 - 11:34 am

So cute, Ashley!

F BondAugust 10, 2014 - 10:17 am

Love these! Adorable gifts for back to school or anytime!

MIss AnnAugust 11, 2014 - 9:39 am

I LOVE the back to school gift boxes!!! I know my (adult) daughters would love them, too. We are such school supply/office supply geeks!